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OClDBEF\. 1916. 

BatMed Aiigurt 27, 1903. at Phil»deli>lila. Pa., as Sacond-Class Matter, under Act of Congress ol July 16, 1894 



Soart) of ZmetccB 

The Governor of the State, Ex-Of. The Mayor of the City, Ex-Of. 

Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg Thomas Skelton Harrison Walter H. Rossmassler 

Charles Bond John Story Jenks Theodore C. Search 

Jambs Butterworth Gustav Ketterer Edgar V. Seeler 

John G. Carruth John H. McFadden Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 

Harrington Fitzgerald John D. McIlhenny Edward T. Stotesbury 

Mrs. Henry S. Grove Mrs. Arthur V. Mbigs James P. Sullivan 

John Gribbel John W. Pepper William Wood 

Charles H. Harding 







LESLIE W. MILLER, Principal of the School 

> Vtce-Pres^den^s 



for October, nineteen IHunDreb an^ Sixteen 

Furniture Exhibition 49 

The Collection of Fakes and Reproductions, By Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson 56 

Recent Acquisitions 58 

Notes .60 

School News . .61 

Accessions 63 

General Information 64 






A special exhibition of furniture will be held at the Museum during the 
month of November. The collection will be confined to English and Ameri- 
can examples representing the work of cabinet-makers of the seventeenth, 
eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. 

Among the earlier pieces of special interest will be shown a carved Bible 
box of the middle of the seventeenth century, some carved chests and a rare 
leather-covered traveling chest or trunk of the English oak period, bearing the 
date of 1686. 

Philadelphia, m the eighteenth century, was one of the principal centers 
for the manufacture of the best mahogany furniture in Chippendale and Shera- 
ton styles, and the collection will include many fine pieces from the old families 
of Philadelphia and vicinity, and representative examples from other sections 
of the country. 

Esther Singleton, in "The Furniture of Our Forefathers" (vol. II, p. 612), 
gives the following list of Philadelphia cabinet-makers from the Directory for 

"Joseph Allen, William Bromewell, Thomas Brown, Isaac Barnet, Thomas 
Bowen, Bartholomew Baker, Bryan and Nicholson, Samuel Claphamson, Adam 
Cressmon, John Douglass, Kearns Dowling, Joseph Dilvan, David Evans, 
Elfrith and Clarke, Josiah Elfrey, John Easther, William Edward, Alexander 
Frazer, Ford and Aitken, Christian Fox, Conrad Feerman, Jonathan Gos- 
teUow, Thomas George, Daniel Hayes, Edward Hargery, Christian Kearne, 
Leonard Kislar, John Kreider, Peter Lesler, Nicholas Lloyd, Benjamin Lyn- 
dall, John Meyers, William Moore, John Miller, Richard Palmer, William 
Rigby, George Shaw, John Savidge, Samuel Sime, John Townsend, Thomas 
Tuft, Daniel Trotter, Sr. and Jr., Francis Triemble, Andrew Vowiller, John 
Webb, Sr. and Jr., James Watkins, Jacob Wayne, Sr. and Jr., William Wayne, 
Sarah Williams, Jacob Winnemore and Samuel Walton. 

"The Windsor-chair makers were: William Coxe, Ephraim Evans, Benja- 
min Freeman, John Litchworth, Thomas Miller, Jacob Martin, John Sprow- 
san, Frances Trumble, William Weddifield, Wear and Cubbin, and John Willis. 
Chair-makers were George Burford, Ridding Cobly, Paul Hover, Robert Jones, 
Davenport Marriot, wheel and chair-maker; William Savery, and Joseph 
Trotter. John Elliott was a looking-glass and medicinal merchant, and James 
Reynolds, a carver and gilder." 



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English, Seventeenth Centurj'. 

Traveling Chest. 
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William Savery made furniture in Chippendale style, "at the Sign of the 
Chair, a little below the Market, in Second street, Philadelphia," as stated by 
Mr. Luke Vincent Lockwood in "Colonial Furniture in America" (vol. I, p. 
110), where a dressing-table or low-boy by this maker is figured. Mr. Lock- 
wood also records the name of James GUlingham, whose advertisement, pasted 
on a claw-and-ball-foot chair of Chippendale style, belonging to Dr. Frank I. 
Hammond of Providence, R. I., shows him to have been a "Cabinet and Chair 
Maker in Second Street between Walnut & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia." 

New England furniture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which, 
while showing the influence of the English schools, possesses marked charac- 
teristics of its own, will also be well represented from the collections of 
prominent collectors. 

In many European museums, particularly those of Germany and Switzer- 
land, collections of furniture and utensils, illustrating the domestic life and 
customs of the people, are shown in separate rooms. No art museums in this 
country have as yet given special attention to the collection and installation of 
antiquities of provincial localities where, in former years, the methods of living 
were uninfluenced by contact with the people of other sections, which is par- 
ticularly true of the early settlers in Eastern Pennsylvania, who preserved, 
until recent years, the customs which they had brought with them from the 
Palatinate and Switzerland. We recognize the arts of the European peasants 
reflected in the painted wedding chests, the inlaid furniture, the slip-decorated 
and inscribed pottery, the cast iron stoves with scriptural designs, and the 
general use of the tulip as a decorative motive. The antiquities of Eastern 
Pennsylvania, which have been gathered together and will be shown for the 
first time in this exhibition, include some of these characteristic painted chests; 
an elaborately inlaid walnut chest bearing the date of 1783 and the name of 
Maria Kutz, from Kutztown, Berks County; a chest of drawers inlaid with 
the date 1790; a wardrobe with inlaid date of 1775; decorated cast iron stoves 
of the eighteenth century; and tulip pottery of the same period. As in the 
Rhenish provinces of Germany, the household utensils, such as iron toasting 
forks, lard lamps, stirring spoons and ladles are frequently embellished with 
incised ornamentations, with dates sometimes inlaid in brass. These relics of 
the earlier period are now rarely found in use in the German settlements, since 
the old transplanted customs have gradually disappeared with the coming of a 
m.ore progressive generation. 

Much of the furniture is painted with ornamentation in bright coloring, 
softened and mellowed by the hand of time. A small loom in the exhibit is 
embellished on one end with tulips and inscribed "Elizabeth Drissell Anno 
den 9 ten October, 1795. John Drissell his hand Anno 1795." The chest here 
shown is painted on the front with blue and black six-pointed stars in white 
circles and in an arched tulip-bordered central panel occurs the inscription: 
"Num 8 Sarah Schuppin, Anno Christi 1798, 22 Juni." This would seem to 
indicate that the owner, Sarah Schiipp, was the possessor of at least seven other 
chests. A singular feature of the decorated furniture and pottery of the 
Pennsylvania Germans is the exact dating which was placed upon them, even 
including the days of the month when they were finished. 





Pennsylvania-German Heddle. 
Painted Decoration, Dated 1795. 

Penns\'lvania-German Dower Chest. 
Dated 1798. 


The technical side of the subject will not be entirely neglected, as there 
will be an exhibition of brass furniture handles of different periods and a collec- 
tion of stencils, used in decorating chairs, settees, tinware, etc., from old Amer- 
ican manufactories. These patterns were much in vogue on furniture used in 
the country districts all through the nineteenth century and the earlier designs 
are quaint and some of them are more or less pretentious. 

It is planned to make the exhibition as representative of the different 
English periods as possible, and to show the marked styles of cabinet work 
which prevailed in \'arious sections of this country. 


vSo much interest has been taken this summer in the display of fakes and 
reproductions at the Pennsylvania Musetun, not only by collectors whom such 
•an exhibit naturally most concerns, but also by the general public, that it has 
been deemed unwise to withdraw from view a feature the usefulness of which 
had been demonstrated by so marked a success. It will therefore be continued 
as a permanent exhibit. 

While the thought of carrying out the scheme originated in the mind of 
the Director of the Museum, it is now found that in some form the idea had 
germinated in the minds of a number of persons interested in honest anti- 
quarian research. 

The commerce of spurious antiquities has reached such proportions that 
in every museum there should be a chance for the collector to test his judgment 
with regard to the real value of objects offered him. The expert antiquary in 
time acquires an instinctive "feeling" about genuine objects which is some- 
times bewildering to the untramed eye of the layman. But this cultivated 
instinct, which by the French is called "flair", of late years has lost much of 
its value, owing to the class of men who have gone into the business of manu- 
facturing spurious antiquities. Artists and skilled artisans in every country, 
who possess the inherited ethnic taste of their forefathers, and who from youth 
have been bred to see and handle such forms as are peculiar to the ancient 
artists of their race, have found the trade profitable. Assisted when necessary 
by men of science, chemistrjr, metallurgy and other sciences have been brought 
t'o bear upon the result, until in certain classes of objects, even the eye of the 
expert connoisseur is deceived by the expert manufacturer. I could tell you 
of innumerable instances to the point, were I not afraid to hurt the fooled pur- 
chaser's feelings. But the story of the gold tiara of Saitaphernes, the work- 
manship and metallurgy of which passed the scrutiny of the Louvre experts, 
and which was purchased by the French Government on their verdict at a 
high figure, is so well-known a fact that there can be no indiscretion in men- 
tioning it. Nor is there in connection with the fraud perpetrated on the 
authorities of an American museum some years ago, when it was discovered 
that their fine collection of exquisite Tanagra figurines was largely composed 


•of fakes. Similar instances could be given of this mode of victimizing the 
innocent in this very town. 

Now, this is another point: Wealthy people are sometimes proud of the 
large prices they pay for their treasures. But the true collector, while he will, 
if he can do so, give any amount for the unique or very best specimen he wishes 
to secure for his collection, feels disgraced, or at least humiliated, if he pays a 
ridiculous amount for even a good thing which, had he but known it, he could 
have secured at a lower price, or which he might have bettered at the price 
he paid. 

Now, the small collection of fakes displayed at the Pennsylvania Museum 
is intended as an educational feature of the institution. As it stands, it is but 
a beginning of what it is meant to be in time in all classes of ancient industrial 
or decorative art, and it contains as yet little more than ceramics. But in this 
class it is illiominating ; and its development among all the lines taken up in 
the Musexim is greatly to be desired. 

Besides the unstinted approval of Dr. A. H. Sayce of Oxford, when in 
this city recently, and among the letters and other expressions of commenda- 
tion received with regard to the idea and its execution, containing an offer of 
co-operation in the work undertaken for the purpose of educating the Ameri- 
can public to discriminate between the genuine and the false in the ancient 
decorative and industrial arts, is one received from Mr. Jacques Seligmann, 
the eminent antiquary of Paris, from whose letters the following excerpts are 
taken : 

"The noble work which you have undertaken so intelligently merits the 
support of every man who is interested in genuine art. I admire your work, 
your idea, and you merit the thanks of all your fellow countrymen. 

"This letter will show you the deep interest which I take in your remark- 
able undertaking, and will convince you how earnestly it is my desire to be of 
service to your very splendid effort. I trust and hope that your museum will 
have the great success which it so well deserves. 

"You can rely upon me, everything will be done to help you to complete 
your fcheme and make a success of your idea. I sent the Cooper Institute a 
very beautiful false stone statue, French, foiirteenth century, which is really 
worth while to see. You know how difficult it is to get fine forgeries. The 
manufacturer sells them (as reproductions) to unreliable tradesmen who sell 
them for old and deceive the buyers." 

Mr. Seligmann adds that he is sending for the collection a charming for- 
gery, a statuette of the great Burgimdian epoch. Such special forgeries have 
been skilfully handled and put on the market and he has had some trouble to 
trace their provenance. But he has succeeded in purchasing a fine St. Eliza- 
beth which he is sending as a gift to the Museum for its collection of fakes. 
Such encouragement from such a man is worth recording and the arrival of 
the statuette is eagerly awaited. 

S. Y. S. 




Among the objects recently acquired is an unusual dish of circular form, 
in red pottery, with sgraffito decoration through a coating of yellow slip, over 
which is a mellow, yellowish lead glaze. Around the margin is a broad band 
of carved conventional floral ornament. In the center is an irregular star or 

Sheffield Coffee Urn. 
Eighteenth Century. 

rosette, on which is etched an Arabic inscription. The ware resembles strongly 
the lead-glazed, incised and slip-decorated pottery of the eleventh century 
which has been discovered at Kus, Egypt. This example, however, is from the 
Province of Mazandaran, North Persia, on the Caspian Sea, and is of the 
eighteenth century. We are accustomed to think of the sgraffito wares of 
Etiropean countries, Mexico and the United States, and have learned that this 



Sgraffito Shaving Dishes. 
Eastern Pennsylvania. Late Eighteenth Century. 


decorative process was also employed by Chinese potters, but the thought that 
this art was also practiced in Persia will be new to most collectors. See cut. 

In the previous issue of the Bulletin an interesting Pennsylvania-German 
shaving-dish, dated 1793, was described. An illustration of this piece is here 
shown. Recently a second example, dating from about 1790, was procured 
by the Museum (see illustration). The inscription around the margin reads: 

Halt du nur ein wenig still 
Deine hare seind nit viel 

Hold still but a little while ; 
Your hairs are not many. 

In the center are incised figures of a bird and tree. The bottom or outside 
of the bowl is decorated with a house and flowers in red and green on a yellowish 

A remarkably handsome urn of old Sheffield plate, in perfect condition, 
■of the last half of the eighteenth century, has been obtained by purchase. The 
urn is nineteen inches in height, ten and seven-eighth inches in width, and 
stands on four ball feet. Lions' heads holding rings form handles, and there 
is a finely engraved band below the lid. It is one of the handsomest specimens 
•of the kind, owing to its beautiful proportions and the grace of its lines. 


New Cases. — The Museum has purchased eight cross-shaped cases for 
the installation of textiles and objects of small size, which will permit of closer 
inspection of their contents. 

Furniture Exhibition. — The special exhibition of old American and 
English furniture will be installed in the Rotunda and will be opened to the 
public on November 1st, to continue through the month. 

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American Porcelains. — That portion of the collection of Tucker and 
Hemphill porcelain with polychrome decoration has been placed in a new case 
in the East Gallery, adjacent to the white and sepia series from the same early 

American factory. 

* * * 

The special exhibition of Fakes and Reproductions, which was opened on 
April 1st and continued until October, has attracted such widespread atten- 
tion and elicited so many letters of commendation from collectors and others 
throughout this country and Europe, that it has been decided to make it a 
permanent educational feature of the Museum. 



The Summer Session of the classes of the Art School, under Mr. Ege, 
opened July 5th for a session of four weeks. The enrolment was the largest 
ever made for a summer session, being double that of anv previous year. The 
new subjects introduced were; Art in the Graded Public Schools, Interior 
Decoration, Costume Design, Illuminating. The Saturday lecture tours 
included the University Museum, Memorial Hall, Bryn Athyn (to inspect the 
architecture and craft work being carried on there under" certain medieval 
conditions), and local craft shops. Students were enrolled from Montana, 
Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and Penn- 
sylvania, and represented chiefly the teaching professions. At the end of the 
course an exhibit of the work accomplished was made, and illustrated talks 
were given upon art themes. 

Mr. Joseph T. Bailey has made his prizes for "Nature Study," offered for 
the first time last year, annual and added to them another prize for work in 
silver. Mr. Bailey's interest has grown from inspection of the material dis- 
played at the Annual Exhibition. 

The Stetson Hat Poster Competition prizes were awarded to Wade Lane, 
Miss Margaret Craig and Miss Mildred Post, all members of the Illustration 
classes. Miss Post has also been commissioned to develop several other ideas 
submitted. The designs were executed after the closing of the School year 
and demonstrated the professional attainment of our students. 

Miss Florence Hoopes received the second prize, offered by the Art Alli- 
ance, for the best water color sketches made at the "Battle of Flowers." 

The Illustration class is at piesent making sketches for the "Corbin Com- 
petition" offered by the Corbin Lock Company of New Britain, Conn. Three 
substantial prizes are offered. 

Mr. Charles Frederick Ramsej', one of our former students, has been 
appointed Director of the Art School in connection with the Institute of Arts 
at Minneapolis, Minn. After lea\ang the School here, Mr. Ramsey studied 
abroad for some time, and then accepted the curatorship of the Academy of 
Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and later that of the Carnegie Institute at Pittsburgh, 
from which he resigned to accept the western post. The establishment of the 
classes of the Institute upon more practical art lines will be one of the problems 
given Mr. Ramsey to solve. 

The School of Industrial Art will be well represented in an exhibition of 
costumes — theatrical and masquerade — as well as costume designs, photographs, 
etc., held under the auspices of the National Society of Craftsmen, in their gal- 
lery, 119 East Nineteenth Street, New York City, opening October 18th and 
continuing until October the 28th. 



The fourth annual tour of the graduating class of the Textile Department 
of the School was made after the close of the school year. The party, consist- 
ing of twenty-five, visited the largest textile mills in this country and some 
of the most extensive of their kind in the world. 

Notable entertainments on the trip were a luncheon in Providence, fur- 
nished by Mr. F. Howe of the Crompton and Knowles Works, and another in 
Worcester provided by M. J. Whittall Co., at which there were other invited 
guests. The New England Alumni Association of the School tendered a recep- 
tion to the party in Providence, and at every stop former graduates came 
forward to greet the part}' and show their interest in their Alma Mater. 

The cities of Fall River, Mass.; Providence and Pawtucket, R. I.; Boston, 
Lawrence, Methucn, Worcester, Springfield and Holyoke, Mass.; Hartford, 
New Haven and Shelton, Conn., were visited, and the mills inspected covered 
all branches of the textile industry. It was the most successful and enjoyable 
tour which has yet been undertaken by the School. 

Carved .\nd Sgraffito Dish. 

Northern Persia. 

(See page 58.) 



July— September, 1916 




Books, etc. 


Furniture and 


Metal Work 




Song Book, with Illuminated Parchment Cover, Ger- 1 

man, 1 765 ■ By Purchase. 

Illuminated Writing. German i J 

Pottery Pipkin, made at Kaolin, S. C, c. 1858 

Pottery Dish, from the Province of Mazandaran, 
N'orth Persia. Eighteenth Centuo' 

Maiolica Albarello. Mexican, c. 1750 

Porcelain Bowl and Tray, Worcester, England, 1793- 

Pottery Jar. made by Thomas Vickers, Downingtown, 
Pa., c. 1806 

Potterv Plate, made by Enoch Wood, Burslem, Eng- 
land, c. 1 820 

Brown Pottery Lamp. Berks County, dated 1841 . . . . 

Mahogany Table and Fire Screen. French, c. 1820. . . . 

Foot Stool, Pennsylvania-German ; 

Chest of Drawers, Pennsylvania-German, dated 1790, 

Cupboard, Pennsylvania-German, c. 1820 I 

Child's Rocking Chair, Pennsylvania-German 

Heddle. Pennsylvania-German, dated 1795 I 

14 Pieces of Glassware. European and American 

Glass Sugar Bowl. Salt Cup. Cup and Creamer, made 
by Henr>' William Stiegel. Manheim, Pa., 1765- 

Burning Glass, Pennsylvania-German 

4 Opalescent Glass Knobs 

Lent by Dr. Edwin A. Barber. 

By Purchase. 

Given by Mrs. John Harrison to Mrs. 
Frederick Thurston Mason's Collec- 

Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 

> By Purchase. 

Lent by Dr. Edwin A. Barber. 
By Purchase. 

Collar Made of Tatting Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 

, "Jennv Lind" Stove, made by Abbott and Lawrence,, 
Philadelphia. 1851 1 

Cast Iron Fire-Place. from the Atsion Furnace, Bur- 
lington Co., X. J.. Eighteenth Century i 

Steel Toasting Fork. Berks Co.. Pa., dated 1796. ... I i g Purchase 

Collection of Decorated Tinware — Coffee Pots. Tea ' 
Cannisters, Apple Dishes, etc.. Pennsylvania-Ger- 
man. Mid-Nineteenth Century 

2 Tin Coffee Pots, Punched Decoration, Berks Co.,i 
Pa., c. 1840 i 

9 Pieces of Flat Silver. Old U. S 

I Coffee Urn and Trav. Silver Plate on Copper. Shef- 
i field. England, c. 1 780 I 

Cotton Bed Quilt. Appliqued Designs 

Cotton Coverlet. Designs Formed of Looped Threads. 

White Linen Valance 

Bag Made of Colored Beads 

3 Silk and Bead Bags and 1 Xeedle Book 

2 Pieces of Old Printed Chintz ; 

2 Medallion-Shaped Beaded Ornaments I 

5 Dolls 

Black Net Veil, Old Spanish 

Necklace and Pair of Bracelets, made of Dried Seeds 
Paper Picture, Open-Work Design. Pennsylvania- 

Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 
\ By Purchase. 

Presented to the Frishmuth Anti- 
quarian Collection by Mrs. Francis 

Lent by Mrs. Hampton L, Carson. 

\ Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 

Lent by Miss Mar>' E. Sinnott. 
Given by Mrs. Jennie Sterett. 

Given by Mrs. Hampton L. Carson. 

By Purchase. 


The Trustees of the Pennsylvania Museum 
and School of Industrial Art desire the active 
co-operation of all public-spirited citizens 
who are known to be in sympaithy with its 
educational work. All such persons are 
invited to become members. 


Patron Members in Perpetuity — Those 
who contribute the sum of S5000 or more 
whether in money or objects for the Museum. 

Fellowship Members in Perpetuity — Those 
who contribute Si 000 at one time. 

Life Members — Those who contribute the 
sum of 1 1 00 or more at one time. 

Annual Members — Those who contribute 
not less than $10 yearly. 

The contributions received from Patrons 
($5000), and from Life Members ($100), are 
added to the permanent Endowment Fund. 
Contributions from Annual Members ($10) 
are used to the best advantage in the develop- 
ment of the Museum and the School. 


All members are entitled to the following 

The right to vote and transact business 
at the Annual Meeting. 

Invitations to all general receptions and 
exhibitions held at the Museum and the 

Free access to the Museum and School 
Libraries and admission to all lectures. 

Also a copy of each of the following pub- 

The Annual Report of the Corporation. 

The Annual Circulars of the School of 
Applied Art and the Philadelphia Textile 

The Art Handbooks and Art Primers, 
issued from time to time by the Museum 
(a printed list of publications will be mailed 
to any member on application). 

The Illustrated Quarterly Bulletin of the 

A list of members is published each year 
in the Annual Report. 

Applications for membership, and remit- 
tances should be sent to the Secretary, 
P. M. & S. I. A., Memorial Hall, Fairmount 
Park, Philadelphia, Pa. 


The Museum is open, free to the public, 
every day in the year. 
Opening Hours: 
Mondays at 12 M. 
Other Week Days at 9.30 A. M. 
Sundays at 1 P. M. 
Closing Hours: 

During the summer months, 5 P. M. 

(Sundays, 6 P. M.) 
During the winter months, a half hour 
before sunset. 


(On sale at the South Entrance) 

Handbook of the Museum $0.25 

A Biief History of the Bayeux 1 apestry . 10 
Cork Models of Windsor Castle, Tower 
of London, Westminster Abbey, 

Church of St. Peter, Rome 10 

The Great Seals of England 25- 

Handbook of the Collection of Tulip 
Ware of the Pennsylvania-German 

Paper cover 1 . 00' 

Large paper edition. Cloth 5 . 00 

Handbook of the Maiolica of Mexico: 

Paper cover 1 . 00 

Flexible Art Canvas 2 . 00 

Art Primer No. 3, Lead Glazed Pottery .50 
Art Primer No. 5, Tin Enameled Pot- 
tery 50 

Art Primer No. 6, Salt Glazed Stone- 
ware 50' 

Art Primer No. 9, Hard Paste Porce- 
lain 50 

Art Primer No. 1 1 , Artificial Soft Paste 

Porcelain 50 

Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Museum 

(quarterly), per annum 1 . 00- 

Catalogue of Tiles 25 

Catalogue of Fakes and Reproductions . 25 

Friends of the Institution who desire 
to devise to it money should use the fol- 
lowing : 

Form of Bequest 

I give and bequeath unto the Pennsyl- 
vania Museum and School of Industrial Art 

the sum of dollars 

for the use of the said Corporation. 


Form of Devise of Real Estate 

I give and devise unto the Pennsylvania 
Museum and School of Industrial Art, its 
successors and assigns, all that certain (here 
insert a description of the property) for the 
use of the said Corporation. 





John Story Jenks, Chairman Mrs. W. T. Caster 

Thomas Skelton Harkison Mrs. W. D. Frisehuth 

John H. McFadden Mrs. John Harrison 

John D. McIlhenny *Miss Fannib S. Magbe 

John W. Pepper Mrs. Edward T. Stotbsbdkv 
Edgar V. Seeler 

Mrs. Rudolph Blanexinburg, Ex-Officio 

Edwin AtLee Barber, Director of the Museum 
Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson, Assistant Curator and Lecturer 


Textiles, Lace and Embroidery Mrs. John Harrison 

Oriental Pottery Mrs. Jones Wister 

European Porcelain Rev. Alfred Duanb Peu, 

Arms and Armor Cornelius Stevenson 

Furniture and Woodwork Gustav Ketterer 

Musical Instruments Mrs. W. D. Frishmuth 

Numismatics F. D. Langenheim 

Sculpture, Marbles and Casts Alexander Stirling Caldbb 


Theodore C. Search, Chairman Mrs. F. K, Hipplb 

Charles Bond Miss Nina Lea 

Mrs. John Harrison Mrs. Arthur V. Meigs 

Thomas Skelton Harrison Mrs. Thomas Roberts 

John Story Jenks Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 

Tohn D. McIlhenny Mrs. C. Shillard Smith 

Edgar V. Seeler Mrs. John Wister 

James F. Sullivan Mrs. Jones Wister 
William Wood 

Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg, Ex-Officio 



Mrs. Rudolph Blankenburg 
First Vlee-Preiidenl Second Tnc»-Pmldent 

Miss Nina Lea Countess Santa Eulalia 

Secretuy Trea«uwf 

Mrs. Henry S. Grove Mrs. Joseph F. Sinnott 

Mrs. Edwin Swift Balch Mrs. John Harbison Mrs. Thornton Oakley 

Mrs. Jasper Yeates Brinton Mrs. C. Leland Harrison Mrs. Percival Roberts, Jb. 

Mrs. John H. Brinton Miss M. S. Hinchman Mrs. Thomas Roberts 

Mrs. William T. Carter Mrs. F. K. Hipple Miss Mary E. Sinnott 

Miss Margaret Clyde Mrs. Harold W. How Mrs. C. Shillard Smith 

Mrs. Henry Brinton Coxe Mrs. J. L. Ketterlinus Mrs. Cornelius Stevenson 

Miss Ada M. Crozer Mrs. George G. M. Large Mrs. Edward T. Stotesbubt 

Mrs. David E. Dallam Mrs. Robert R. Logan Mrs. Wh-liam H. Walbaum 

Miss Cornelia L. Ewing Mrs. Howard Longstreth Mrs. A. B. Weimer 
Mrs. George Harrison Frazier Mrs. Arthur V. Meigs Mrs. John Wister 

Mrs. W. D. Frishmuth Mrs. James Mifflin Mrs. Jones Wistbb 

Mrs. W. W. Gibbs Mrs. Francis F. Milnb 

honorart mbmbkr8 
Mrs. M. Hampton Todd 'Miss Fannib S. Magm 

* DcccAsed.